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Nurse charged with not giving medication to nursing home resident

Updated: 12/03/2013 6:30 PM
Created: 12/03/2013 5:46 PM WHEC.com
By: Berkeley Brean

A woman is accused of hurting some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

The New York State Attorney General's Office says Lisa Labadee, a licensed practical nurse, did not give vital medication to a resident at the nursing home where she worked. The state says she also attempted to cover it up by falsifying the medical records.

The charges against Labadee say she failed to give prescribed medication to at least one resident at Beikirch Care Center in Brockport. This is on the same campus as the former Lakeside Hospital. Not only do the court papers say Labadee didn't give the meds, it says she filled out and initialed medical records saying she did. The papers also accuse Labadee of not testing the blood sugar levels of at least four patients. Those tests determine how much medication a patient is supposed to get.

Medicaid, funded by tax dollars, pays for all or part of the residents stay at the nursing home and the medications they receive. The court papers say this all happened over the course of a week in August.

Labadee pled not guilty when she was arrested and arraigned on the charges back in November. She's due back in court in two weeks.

Nursing home officials say that she no longer works there, but wouldn't say whether they fired her or she resigned.

New York spends $53 billion on Medicaid every year. News10NBC is trying to find out how much of that pays for nursing home care.



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